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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Westy, Jan 18, 2012.
Did you get yours from GSF?
Nope, Bill gets them...
Sorry for all the questions, and thanks for all the answers. Being new here, who's Bill?
I just spoke to the guys at Badger5, and they recommended the same set-up as Tuffty. How progressive is a 4 paddle plate? Is it still fairly drivable?
It can catch you out if not careful but I have had no issues with it... used for a while driving through town traffic with no issues... feels more connected is all...
Just swung by Eurocarparts in Cambridge to pick these up
Now to check the condition of my flywheel, which determines whether I am to be buying a flywheel, or paddle disc from Badger5
Just got back from the garage after taking the clutch out! 3 hours, not too bad.
The clutch is in great shape. No pickup at all really. A Sachs hat, and LUK flywheel, with a standard plate with very little wear.
The working space (My dads garage)
^ This was in the car
I've made a little image of the play in the flywheel. Looks to be pretty good, what do you guys think?
Looks like I can return the LUK hat and order the 4 paddle plate tomorrow
Sorry for hijacking the thread Westy
Don't apologise mate, it's all related and interesting.
Im currently in the same situation and come across this,
AUDI A3 S3 1.8T NEW SACHS DUAL MASS FLYWHEEL & CARBON KEVLAR CLUTCH | eBay.
Westy, did you get the one from Awesome fitted, ive also been looking at that.
I'm buying the awesome kit at the end of this month and will be fitting it on the Easter weekend so I won't be able to comment on it till after then.
Looking forward to hearing what it's like.
I've been looking at CG.Motorsport for possible replacement clutch. I've heard good things, mainly due to the fact that they stipulate exactly what lb torque that their clutches will handle, and have been recommended a paddle clutch. The website is here:- Clutch Specialists Manufacturer and Supplier of Handmade Clutch Kits
Without highjacking the thread and reading 42 postings again...anyone have any thoughts/experiences of CG.Motorsport and their paddle clutches...or even if it would be a good idea. Have heard that paddle can snap the power down until you get used to them.
How about Sachs race engineering (SRE) clutch kit? Rated 510 Nm with organic and 620 Nm with 4 paddle..
Plate 883082 000827
Organic disc 881864 999980
4 paddle 881864 001490
Dont know about the prices.
With that organic disc it should act almost like original.
I might be mistaken but i remember ive read somewhere that the VR6 clutch setup is a good little upgrade...? correct me if im wrong
Only on the fwd cars mate, no good for the quattro.
Has anyone tried the 034 parts?
Thinking of this:
Flywheel, Aluminum, Lightweight, 02M 6-Speed 1.8T - 034Motorsport | Performance Parts for Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen
VW MkIV 1.8T VR6 02M 6spd Southbend Clutch Kit - 034Motorsport | Performance Parts for Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen
Westy. How did the clutch turn out in the end. How is it to drive etc.
Still going strong and no problems at all after around 8k miles.
What is the pedal and biting point like. Any rattles from the smfw
Pedal feel was really light to start with but it soon got heavier the more miles I did. Awesome have supposedly made the flywheel the same weight as the DMF to keep that OEM pedal feel. The biting point was nothing out o the ordinary either. I find S3 biting points seem to be quite low compared to other cars. Might be an Audi thing!
I do get rattles from the flywheel but only when sitting stationary in traffic or on the drive out of gear. Has been completely silent when in gear.